Safia Abdi Haase

Safia Abdi Haase came to Norway as a refugee in 1992, a single parent of three girls. After several years in Harstad, where she overcame her illiteracy to become a nurse, she moved to Halden. Safia hes been involved with the Action Plan for Combating Female Genital Mutilation. She is the only woman with an immigrant background to have received the Royal Norwegian St. Olav's Order, which she received for her work against violence towards women.